This is the second rate increase for Rumpke services in the past few months. In June, council passed on a nine-cent fuel surcharge so that Rumpke could absorb the new Ohio fuel tax in its rates.
On July 1, Ohio motorists started paying 10.5 cents more per gallon of gas and 19 cents more per gallon of diesel fuel.
After a review of its equipment, routing and other resources needed to service customers, Rumpke then identified the average productivity per hour per stop and multiplied that by the tax impact per truck hour. It was then able to determine the tax impact per yard and average impact per stop.
Rumpke, the region’s largest trash hauler and recycler, is in the process of amending area municipal contracts to cover the new gas tax in its rates. The trash hauler has contracts for all municipalities in Butler County and most of Warren County.